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carrollmorgan
05-23-2011, 02:23 PM
Greetings, I would like to share a few shots from a commercial shoot I just won and completed BECAUSE I can now shoot panos.

This Michigan client found me on Google and explained they needed 6 locations shot around Atlanta. It involved a lot of interiors and exteriors of dental offices. As we were discussing the shoot I inquired if she was interested in considering interior panoramas. She was interested. I submitted an estimate and heard from her the next day. Even though my price was 20% higher I got the gig...largely because of the panos.

I started shooting last Tuesday (May 17) and submitted images to her very early this morning. Very long hours, and I won't bore you with the "regular" images, but I added the panos to my portfolio here: http://carrollmorganphoto.com/portfolio/panoramas-and-skylines/

One question: How can I get "straight" lines? Is it possible?

Thanks,

Carroll Morgan

markkuk
05-23-2011, 04:54 PM
One question: How can I get "straight" lines? Is it possible?

The only projection that keeps all straight real-world lines straight in the picture is the rectilinear projection (http://wiki.panotools.org/Projections#Rectilinear_projection). It limits your FOV to less than 180 degrees, and wider than about 120 degrees starts to look badly distorted on the edges. You can try the "Pannini (http://wiki.panotools.org/Projections#Pannini_projection)" projection to keep perspective lines straight.
Another method is to use a "VR" viewer program that generates a dynamically zoomable and scrollable rectilinear view showing a part of the whole panorama.

carrollmorgan
05-23-2011, 06:22 PM
The only projection that keeps all straight real-world lines straight in the picture is the rectilinear projection (http://wiki.panotools.org/Projections#Rectilinear_projection). It limits your FOV to less than 180 degrees, and wider than about 120 degrees starts to look badly distorted on the edges. You can try the "Pannini (http://wiki.panotools.org/Projections#Pannini_projection)" projection to keep perspective lines straight.
Another method is to use a "VR" viewer program that generates a dynamically zoomable and scrollable rectilinear view showing a part of the whole panorama.

Thank you for that information. It looks like I will be forced to learn software other than Photoshop. Just tried Hugin and it was not great. What VR viewer should I consider? Thanks again.

Carroll.

hindenhaag
05-24-2011, 03:16 AM
Hi Carroll,

in PTGui Pro you can find an output option for rectilinear projection.

Most of us use Pano2VR, KRPano, FPP + FFC, or Autopano Tour ( uses KRPano )

http://gardengnomesoftware.com/pano2vr.php

http://krpano.com/index.php?lang=en

http://www.flashificator.com/

http://www.kolor.com/

Heinz

carrollmorgan
05-24-2011, 08:18 AM
Heinz, thanks for those links. Would you please give me your personal recommendation as best for my needs? Also, is there such a thing as a non-Flash tool?

Feel free to PM off list if you like.

hindenhaag
05-26-2011, 02:20 AM
Carroll,here was just this discussion on panoguide a few days .

http://www.panoguide.com/forums/qna/9347/

Heinz

carrollmorgan
05-26-2011, 06:42 AM
Thank you. Lots to read and try.